Transmitting Musical Heritage

Transmission

Where? Transmission can be framed in different ways, for example: performance, spoken word, CD recordings, collaborative workshops, film, and social media.  During this project the groups feel that they have experienced a widening perspective of transmission, a greater understanding that there isn’t a distinct line between these modes of transmission in terms of the management…

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Music and Musicians

Understandings about heritage are inherent in the ways we perceive certain musical sounds. What is transmitted and how are both important but ultimately the music is the primary agent in the process. The material is the vehicle for transmitting a wider heritage – style, culture, history. Traditional music occupies different spheres simultaneously. It straddles community…

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Heritage

The word ‘Heritage’ has unpleasant loaded connotations in different settings.  There are expectations that we’re looking at a mythical thing.  Certain values are placed on music that has a perceived heritage.  Musicians are often overwhelmed by heritage (traditions/roots).  Notions of what their heritage is can colour the kinds of music employed in events where they…

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Planning and Doing

And what the money and the research project brought was a kind of ‘we have to do it now’ and in fact the timing of it is never perfect. I’ve got a gig the first night of the weekend because we just could not find a time that was suitable. But I think it’s ok,…

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Function and Meaning

Function and Meaning

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Co-production

What happens in the process of transmitting musical heritage? It is in the interaction – that is the enabler – both in the gig and the workshop and the discussion – all of this creates spaces for this to happen. The process of documentation is really important – that includes the CD as well as…

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